Science & Technology

Digital Divide Affecting Education Even More

New analysis shows 15-16 million kids—20% more than previous estimates—and as many as 400,000 teachers lack adequate internet or computing devices at home Southern...

Google Translate Launches Real-Time Language Transcription Functionality

Google CEO Sundar Pichai announced on his Twitter handle that the Google Translate app on Android is rolling out new feature called Transcribe that can live translate...

No Replacing the Personal Touch

Now that we’re about 25 years into the communication revolution and artificial intelligence has become the focus of the technology sector, predictions...

CDC to Colleges: ‘Consider’ Canceling Exchange Programs

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) of the U.S. has released guidance for institutes of higher education with students participating...

China’s Baidu Uses AI Understanding in Chinese to Learn English

China’s giant tech company Baidu, has surpassed both Microsoft and Google when it comes to AI and language learning. The company, which is sometimes referred to as China’s Google,...

The App Educating the Children of Pakistan’s Slums

A new app called Taleemabad is bridging the gap of students overlooked by traditional schooling in Pakistan. While 51% of people in the country are expected to...

Quadrilingual Nuns Less Prone to Dementia

The ability to speak four or more languages may help reduce the risk of developing dementia, according to a new study of U.S.-based nuns by researchers at...

Customizable AI-Based Language-Learning Platform

According to Forbes magazine, the use of AI in education is predicted to grow by almost 50% by 2021, while many learners...

There’s No Sound Like Home

Study shows that babies learn language best from speakers who sound like their caregivers. Language development in bilingual children remains a contested and enigmatic phenomenon, and oftentimes...

‘Blowfish Effect’: How Children Learn Words

Even young children know what typical dogs and fish look like, and they apply that knowledge when they hear new words, reports a team from the Princeton...
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